Teaching assistant positions

Positions for Mechanical Engineering: Summer 2023 TA Posting.

Students must be on campus to fulfill TA responsibilities.  TAs are expected to be available from the beginning of the semester (May 3 - August 30 , 2023) and to assist with marking the final examination (examination period is August 8 - 18, 2023).

Required qualifications and experience

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or acceptable equivalent.  Special skills or other requirements (if any) will be listed on the job posting. 

In most cases, the applicant must be competent in the course material. The applicant should have the special skills or requirements listed in the TA Posting. It is the department policy to hire TAs repeatedly for the same courses, as this fosters deeper knowledge of course material to help instruct/mark undergraduate students.

Please apply to the TA appointment based on your ability/experience in the subject matter.  Expect to be repeatedly hired for the same courses in the future.

Mandatory Workshops

Applicants must complete the following mandatory workshops at least once. They can be completed prior to application, or during the term the applicant is employed.  You will be paid once on timesheets at TA rate for attending the workshops.

Offered by MECH Teaching Assistant Consultant

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of Teaching Assistants (All students)
  2. Challenges of being an International TA - (International students only)

Summary of duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the course instructor, TAs may be asked to perform any combination of:

  • prepare assignment, quizzes, exams and labs
  • marking assignments, quizzes and lab reports
  • recording grades
  • conducting or assisting labs 
  • conducting or assisting tutorials
  • consulting with students

Being a TA

 A Guide from Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation 2022-2023


Hourly rate for teaching assistants: $28.87.

See CUPE 4163 (comp. 1 & 2), (comp 3) collective agreement University of Victoria, Human Resources.


How to apply


To ensure full consideration, your completed application should be received by: Monday March 27, 2023.  Please ensure to use/provide your UVic email address only.

  1. Review the available positions posted at the top of this page.
  2. Complete the online application form for CUPE 4163 positions
  3. List on your application form any TA appointments held at the University of Victoria.
  4. Non-Canadian applicants must include a copy of their study permit or permanent resident card with their application form. If your study permit expires before the end of the appointment period, you must provide proof that you are in the process of renewing it (i.e. copy of your receipt from Canada immigration).
  5. Applicants may present supporting documents with their application (e.g. curriculum vitae). Such document(s) will not be accepted as a substitute for the standard application form noted above.
  6. If you are not a Mechanical student at University of Victoria you may want to notify your home department that you are submitting your application for consideration with Mechanical Engineering.
  7. Offers of employment will be sent to the email address that you provide on the application form sometime during the selection timeframe which begins one week before the start of the term and ends one week before the first scheduled lab session.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Indigenous persons.The number of available positions and hours are subject to funding availability, enrollment and/or course cancellation.